Friday, March 30, 2012

Best Actor: 1970s

1970: Jack Nicholson, Five Easy Pieces
Oscar winner: George C. Scott, Patton
Was he nominated?: Yes

1971: Gene Hackman, The French Connection
Oscar winner: Gene Hackman, The French Connection

1972: Marlon Brando, The Godfather
Oscar winner: Marlon Brando, The Godfather

1973: Steve McQueen, Papillon
Oscar winner: Jack Lemmon, Save the Tiger
Was he nominated?: No

1974: Al Pacino, The Godfather Part II
Oscar winner: Art Carney, Harry and Tonto
Was he nominated?: Yes

1975: Al Pacino, Dog Day Afternoon
Oscar winner: Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Was he nominated?: Yes

1976: Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver
Oscar winner: Peter Finch, Network
Was he nominated?: Yes

1977: Richard Dreyfuss, The Goodbye Girl
Oscar winner: Richard Dreyfuss, The Goodbye Girl

1978: Robert De Niro, The Deer Hunter
Oscar winner: Jon Voight, Coming Home
Was he nominated?: Yes

1979: Roy Scheider, All That Jazz
Oscar winner: Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs. Kramer
Was he nominated?: Yes

Updated: 2/19/14

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